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Altar Server Training
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rising 5th graders and older boys and girls are eligible.
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Many Members One Body
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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First Friday
09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
The celebration of Holy Hour with Benediction followed by Mass at 12 noon.
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Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere and It's Here...
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Presentation in the Parish Center.
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Baptismal Preparation Class
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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Unity Mass
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Combined with our 5:30 pm Vigil Mass. Reception celebration and fair will follow in the Parish Center Dining Hall.
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Care for Creation Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
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Altar Server Training
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Altar Server Training
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rising 5th graders and older boys and girls are eligible.
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Tree Planting on the Parish Campus
Our appreciation to the 95 Express Lanes 1,000 Trees in 1,000 Days Program!

Tree Planting on the Parish Campus
Our appreciation to the 95 Express Lanes 1,000 Trees in 1,000 Days Program!

On October 24th, the St. Francis of Assisi School community joined representatives from the 95 Express Lanes project for a ceremonial tree planting on the parish campus. This tree planting symbolized the instillation of 69 small trees located on the back hill of the parish property, a gift provided by the 95 Express Lanes 1,000 Trees in 1,000 Days Program. Through the 1,000 trees program, Transurban-Fluor is partnering with communities located near the 95 Express Lanes construction and pledging to plant 1,000 trees in 1,000 days. "As a Franciscan parish, we try to show the students that nature is God's creation and it's our responsibility to care for it. The 95 Express Lanes 1,000 Trees program was a good lesson for our students - we explained how some trees on I-95 had to be taken down for progress - but that the project was mindful that these trees needed to be planted elsewhere, like at our school." - Fr. Kevin.
 
All Souls Novena
Remember those who have gone before us.

All Souls Novena
Remember those who have gone before us.

Available in the vestibule are envelopes for the All Souls Novena where you may list the names of your loved ones who have died. They will be remembered at the Novena of Masses during November. Please drop the envelope in the catch-all slot or leave in the parish office.
 
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere and It's Here...

Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere and It's Here...

In collaboration with our parish's Anti-Human Trafficking Committee, the Peace and Justice Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington presents "Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere, and It's Here..." on Saturday, November 8th from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon in our Parish Center. Presenters include: Hilary Chester, Ph.D., Associate Director, Anti-Trafficking Program, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops / Joe Farrell, Director of Church Mobilization, Northeast, International Justice Mission / Britanny Vanderhoof, Policy Counsel, Polaris / Detective William Woolf, Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force and our Moderator, Fr. Gerry Creedon, Chair, Diocesan Peace and Justice Commission. The topic will be working our way to preserve the dignity of all who are trafficked. For more information, please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4978, ext. 228.
 
Unity Mass
Our parish is honored to host the 3rd annual Unity Mass.

Unity Mass
Our parish is honored to host the 3rd annual Unity Mass.

On Saturday, November 15th (combined with our 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass), we're honored to host the Black Catholic Ministries of the Diocese of Arlington's Office of Multicultural Ministries' 3rd annual Unity Mass. A reception celebration and fair will follow in the Parish Center Dining Hall. For more information, please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4978, ext. 228.
 
Care for Creation Committee
Join us as we work in accordance with God's command to cultivate and care for the environment.

Care for Creation Committee
Join us as we work in accordance with God's command to cultivate and care for the environment.

Our new parish Care for Creation Committee will meet for the first time on Sunday, November 16th at 10:00 am in the St. Catherine Room. As a certified "GreenFaith Sanctuary", it is our mission - within the call to kinship and the "sacramental view" of creation (and not within any sort of new-age spiritualism) - to model, educate and advocate for the moral and faithful stewardship and protection of God's earth, as well as to support sustainable living and communities of well being - never forgetting the bond between all creation, the environment, and the human person - and to address what Pope Francis called the "culture of waste". Everyone is invited!
 
Quantico Wreath Project
The Quantico Wreath Project, conducted annually by the Sgt. Mac Foundation will be supported again in 2014 by the Knights of Columbus with assistance from the Columbiettes.

Quantico Wreath Project
The Quantico Wreath Project, conducted annually by the Sgt. Mac Foundation will be supported again in 2014 by the Knights of Columbus with assistance from the Columbiettes.

Fundraising at St. Francis of Assisi parish will take place during the weekends of November 1st - 2nd and November 8th - 9th. Representatives from the Knights and the Columbiettes will accept donations at a table on the center circle after each Mass on the fundraising weekends. Checks will be accepted and should be made payable to the Sgt. Mac Foundation. On Saturday, December 6th, volunteers will place wreaths on the graves of our fallen heroes interred at Quantico National Cemetery. All of the wreaths used to decorate these graves are purchased with donated funds - $10 for each wreath. Last year we decorated 6,400 graves in Sections 9 & 10 and this year we hope to be able to decorate the 8,380.
 
Children's Christmas Choir
Calling all our young singers from grades 2nd through 8th!

Children's Christmas Choir
Calling all our young singers from grades 2nd through 8th!

The first rehearsal for the St. Francis Children's Christmas Choir takes place on November 2nd from 3:30 - 4:45 pm in the church. Rehearsals are each Sunday from November 2nd through December 21st. Performances include the Festival of Praise on Friday, December 19th and Christmas Eve. Registration forms are available at the first rehearsal. Please contact Colleen Wells at cwells@stfrncis.org. for further information.
 
First Friday
First Friday
First Friday The celebration of Holy Hour with Benediction will take place on Friday morning, November 7th, immediately following the 8:45 am Mass. Mass will also be celebrated at 12 noon. All are welcome.
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class
Baptismal Preparation Class Our next class will be held on Sunday, November 9th from 1:15 - 2:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. Please call the parish office to register at 703.221.4044.
Altar Server Training
Altar Server Training
Altar Server Training Paul Jacobsmeyer will conduct altar server training on Saturday, November 1st from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Rising 5th graders and older boys and girls are eligible. Contact Paul at 703.730.8280 or e-mail pjjake4@aol.com.
Meals for the Homeless
Meals for the Homeless
Meals for the Homeless Many thanks to all who have responded to the request for breakfast items at the Drop-In Shelter. Beginning on Saturday, November 1st, our responsibility will shift to supplying dinners on Saturday evenings as the winter shelter programs begin. Directions and sign-up sheets are available in the vestibule. For more information, please call Francia at 703.221.6344.
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body Many Members One Body, a support group for gay and lesbian Catholics and their families, will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. For more information, please contact Fr. Kevin Downey at 703.221.4044.
Unsheltered Homeless Coalition
Unsheltered Homeless Coalition
Unsheltered Homeless Coalition The unsheltered homeless of Prince William County need our help! St. Francis of Assisi has joined other churches in the county to form the Unsheltered Homeless Coalition to meet the needs of the homeless who cannot visit a shelter. A list of items needed is in the church vestibule under the bulletin board. Please drop off your donations in the vestibule on or before November 9th. For further information or questions, please contact Francia at 703.221.6344.
Christmas Card Sales
Christmas Card Sales
Christmas Card Sales Christmas has become for many, especially children, a secular holiday. Several years ago the Knights of Columbus introduced the "Keep Christ in Christmas" holiday cards. These cards emphasize the true spiritual meaning of Christmas. Cards will be available for purchase after Mass during the first 3 weekends of November.
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer Please join us for Centering Prayer each Tuesday from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the church. All are welcome.
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild The Rosary Guild meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Please join us in the St. Clare Room from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. All are welcome. For more information, please call 703.221.2517.

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